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WSU to coordinate rural entrepreneurship study in U.S.
June 8, 2005

PULLMAN — WSU Professor James Zuiches will help coordinate the myriad of rural development efforts underway across the United States into a single, nationwide coalition for rural entrepreneurship, which in turn should spur economic growth and create jobs.Working with counterparts in the Regional Rural Development Centers and the USDA, Zuiches has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation to conduct regional workshops to create a national dialogue about rural entrepreneurship. Northwest Area Foundation is providing an additional $25,000, and Farm Foundation $20,000, to the project.Over 142 organizations in 44 states already have expressed an interest in this network and potential coalition. The … » More …

Reed named Huber Chair in entrepreneurship
May 25, 2005

PULLMAN — Professor Richard Reed, chair of the Department of Management and Operations at Washington State University, has been named the new holder of the Huber Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies. The endowed position is one of 15 such chairs and distinguished professorships filled by eminent scholars and teachers from throughout the College of Business and Economics.Reed joined the WSU faculty in 1986 and currently conducts research into topics that involve entrepreneurship, such as misleading financial disclosures related to firms’ founders and the commercialization of intellectual property as an innovative process in large organizations.“Richard is an outstanding professor to hold the Huber Chair because of his … » More …

$3 million gift establishes Entrepreneurship Institute
May 16, 2005

PULLMAN — With the purpose of assisting students who are interested in entrepreneurship and to give them the tools and experiences needed to pursue their entrepreneurial goals, Harold and Diana Frank have donated $3 million for the establishment of the Harold Frank Engineering Entrepreneurship Institute in the College of Engineering and Architecture. The institute will sponsor programs designed to empower student innovators to take their ideas to the marketplace, providing support for mentors and resources to help the students create innovative products within multidisciplinary teams. The Franks’ gift will primarily be used to support student projects and competitive scholarship awards for the academic school year. … » More …

Conference keynote talks open to community
February 8, 2005

Members of the Washington State University community are invited to attend two lectures by keynote speakers of WSU Extension’s 2005 All-Extension Conference.The conference, titled “Creating a Culture of Change: Extension, Entrepreneurship, and Engagement,” will focus on the theme of entrepreneurship.Cam Marston, author of “Managing Across the Cultural Divide,” will make a presentation titled “Four Generations in the Workplace: Communicating and Working with Each Other” at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1 in the CUB Ballroom. Marston will be discussing his belief that each generation has different interpretations of workplace issues, including loyalty, teamwork and sacrifice, that affect in-the-office interactions.Dan Cotton, director, and Carla Craycraft, associate … » More …

An international Hall of Fame
September 22, 2004

International pioneers of cutting-edge inventions and breakthrough products will be showcased collectively for the first time in Washington State University’s new, interactive “Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hall of Fame.”“We believe this will be the first center in the world to highlight the accomplishments of these very dynamic and creative people,” said WSU College of Business and Economics Dean Len Jessup.Jessup and Gus Grant, co-founder of Sprint and a 1941 WSU alumnus, announced plans Sept. 10 to create the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hall of Fame while at the college’s inaugural meeting of its national board of advisers in Seattle.Grant has been a driving force behind WSU’s Entrepreneurship … » More …

Center encourages students to market ideas
August 20, 2004

As part of an initiative to create a well-rounded and more versatile engineer, the College of Engineering and Architecture is working to introduce engineering students to concepts in entrepreneurship. “Students have to know that when they go into private industry, the reason they’re being hired is because their employer thinks they will be able to make the company money,” said Bob Olsen, associate dean of Undergraduate Programs and Student Services. Working with the College of Business, the College of Engineering and Architecture has established the Center for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design. When fully funded, the CEED will sponsor programs designed to empower student innovators to … » More …